The BC government "status quo" budget means yet again costs that School Districts incur simply due to inflation, downloaded responsibilities (like the carbon offsets), and increased costs beyond the Districts' control will have to be absorbed in the status quo per pupil funding.
What does this mean? Districts are already predicting significant cuts to services.
So far I have read:
Greater Victoria: $500,000 shortfall
Surrey: $10 million shortfall (see http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/oakbaynews/news/116256259.html)
Nanaimo: $4 million shortfall
Do you know of other districts facing budget deficits next year? Please post a comment.